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L&T dispatches ‘world’s largest coke drums’ made in Surat for refinery project in Mexico

These units were manufactured during Covid-19 pandemic, the company stated.

By: Express News Service | Ahmedabad |
January 20, 2022 9:19:18 pm
A man waits at a bus-stop with an advertisement of Larsen & Toubro outside the company's manufacturing unit in Mumbai January 22, 2014. (REUTERS)

Larsen & Toubro (L&T) dispatched six of the “world’s largest Coke Drums” manufactured at ‘Heavy Engineering Complex’ at Hazira near Surat and weighing 658 tonnes each, for a refinery project in Mexico, stated an official release from the company on Thursday.

These coke drums were dispatched by the Heavy Engineering Arm of L&T and were ordered by PTI Infraestructura de Desarrollo, (PTI-ID), a subsidiary of the Mexico’s state-owned oil company PEMEX (Petróleos Mexicanos), and form a part of a Delayed Coking Unit in the PEMEX Dos Bocas Refinery Project, which will convert the residue from the combined distillation plant into higher-value products.

These units were manufactured during Covid-19 pandemic, the company stated.

Anil V Parab, Member – L&T Executive Committee, Senior VP & Head Heavy Engineering said, “We thank PTI-ID for reposing faith in L&T for supplying world’s largest Coke Drums for such a prestigious project. It’s heartening to have lived up to the expectations of our client and delivering Coke Drums on-time.”

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“With this achievement, we surpass our own benchmark of supplying similar heavy Coke Drums for a client in the USA,” he added.

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